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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

A night to remember for local chefs

A night to remember for local chefs

22 April 2009

On April 4, the Wing Luke Asian Museum presented A Year of New Beginnings, a dinner and auction that featured local chefs who made appetizers inspired by art.

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Gates Foundation agriculture chief tapped for USDA post

Gates Foundation agriculture chief tapped for USDA post

22 April 2009

By Donna Gordon Blankinship The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The director of the agriculture program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been nominated by President Obama to be an undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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NAPCA board removes CEO, review pending

22 April 2009

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) board put its CEO, Clayton Fong, on paid leave on April 13 after unspecified allegations against him surfaced. Christine Takada is the interim CEO.

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Sri Lanka military helps 35,000 civilians flee

22 April 2009

By Bharatha Mallawarachi The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A thick line comprising thousands of Sri Lankan civilians — with only a handful of backpacks for belongings among them — streamed out of the last sliver of land held by rebels on Monday, April 20. Video footage provided by the air force showed […]

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China launches new English-language newspaper

22 April 2009

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A new English-language paper published by China’s Communist Party hit newsstands on Monday, April 20; it’s part of Beijing’s efforts to raise its profile on the global stage and find an international audience for the party line. The inaugural English edition of the Global Times led […]

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Communist party surges as Japan’s economy withers

22 April 2009

By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Under a big red flag, the headquarters of the Communist Party of Japan are at the center of the most vibrant grassroots movement in the country. The party’s ranks are swelling. It has 24,000 branch offices, and more than a million people read its newspaper. As […]

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APCF creates first summer program in China for U.S. student

22 April 2009

By Rebecca Ip Seattle Chinese Post The Asia Pacific Culture Foundation (APCF), a nonprofit, will hold its first summer study program in China for U.S. students with Seattle Central Community College. This summer, high school students over the age 15 will have a chance to be immersed in Chinese culture and study the language. After […]

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Thieves target seniors in their apartments

22 April 2009

By Rebecca Ip Seattle Chinese Post The depressed economy seems to have affected the security and safety of the Chinatown/International District and its neighboring communities. In recent months, more robberies in the streets and in residents’ homes — located in the International District, Beacon Hill, and Rainier Valley neighborhoods — have been reported than before.

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APIC says state lawmakers need to reconsider devastating budget cuts

22 April 2009

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Community leaders are more than a little concerned over Washington state’s economic crisis. The state’s projected deficit stands at $9.3 billion through mid-2011. This deficit is the difference between how much tax money (revenue) the state government anticipates collecting over the next two years, and the cost (expenditures) of […]

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Die-hard fans cheer for Sarah Geronimo

Die-hard fans cheer for Sarah Geronimo

22 April 2009

By Evangeline Café Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino pop sensation Sarah Geronimo drew nearly 2,000 fans to Seattle’s McCaw Hall on Friday, April 3. The concert was part of Geronimo’s “The Next One” U.S. tour, which featured fellow recording artists Mark Bautista, Billy Crawford, and Charlie Green. Geronimo treated her fans to a dynamic performance, belting […]

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Not a communist: Vietnamese man wins defamation case

Not a communist: Vietnamese man wins defamation case

22 April 2009

OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) — A former South Vietnamese army lieutenant who fled after the Communist takeover has been awarded $225,000 for defamation after being called a Communist sympathizer, according to The Olympian newspaper. Turning aside defense warnings of damage to freedom of expression, a Thurston County Superior Court jury on April 16 sided in favor […]

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Editorial: Notoriety for Asians is justice for Latin America

17 April 2009

Asians have been prominent in the media lately. However, it is not positive news ...

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Letter: What’s in a “Voong” name?

16 April 2009

It seems that with another Asian shooter in the news, again our media is quick to focus on the shooter’s ethnicity ...

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Kids: Travel the world through books

Kids: Travel the world through books

16 April 2009

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly When it comes to children’s books, many have the common assumption that these books can’t offer children more than a cute story and pages of colorful illustrations.

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Dim sum made easy: From seasoned veterans to first-timers, there’s a dim sum restaurant in Seattle for everyone

Dim sum made easy: From seasoned veterans to first-timers, there’s a dim sum restaurant in Seattle for everyone

16 April 2009

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dim sum: If you don’t know what it is, you have been missing out on some of the finest delights for your palate. Dim sum means “heart’s delight.” It is a Cantonese-style Chinese lunch with bits of meat, seafood, and vegetables. The dishes are similar in size to appetizers.

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NHAW/JCCCW: Mingling for a cause

NHAW/JCCCW: Mingling for a cause

16 April 2009

Friends of NHAW/JCCCW, from left to right: Executive Director Barbara Mizoguchi, Lori Matsukawa, Penny Fukui, and A.C. Arai.

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A cross-Pacific meeting in Japan

A cross-Pacific meeting in Japan

16 April 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso welcomed the Japanese American Leadership Delegation in his office on March 3. He expressed to the delegation the importance of the U.S. and Japan alliance as a cornerstone of security for all of East Asia. The Japanese American Leadership Delegation program promotes the value of sustained relationships as a critical […]

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Pen-palling around

Pen-palling around

16 April 2009

University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.

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James Wong has the entrepreneurial spirit

James Wong has the entrepreneurial spirit

16 April 2009

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District Office named James Wong, owner of Avidian Technologies in Redmond, as Washington State’s Minority Small Business Champion.

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Actor Kal Penn goes to Washington

Actor Kal Penn goes to Washington

16 April 2009

Actor Kal Penn shocked fans when his character on “House, M.D.” exited the show in a dramatic fashion on April 6. Indian American Penn played Dr. Lawrence Kutner. After two seasons on the show, Penn’s character was found dead in his apartment, apparently due to suicide.

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